I’ve been thinking a long about buying a body fat scale. I know they aren’t accurate, but I want to use it for calculating the weekly/monthly average and seeing trends (To see if I’m gaining muscle or losing fat).
The only scale I can find with public API is withings, and they have these two models:
- Withings body+
- Withings body cardio
As far as I understand the only difference is that Withings body cardio has pulse wave velocity, to measure arterial stiffness.But will this metric be useful for me? I’m a 25 year old active guy who hasn’t had problems with high blood pressure, but my fathers mother got a blood clot when she was about 50 and now she can’t speak.
I know that it has a high inverse correlation with HRV, which I think I will buy oura to track.
Will I be able to use pulse wave velocity to see if my diet has improved?
Will there be any other benefit to measuring pulse wave velocity?
My goals are:
- Improve cognition
- Monitor health